What does maim mean?

Definitions for maimmeɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maim(verb)

    injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation

    "people were maimed by the explosion"


  1. maim(Verb)

    To wound seriously; to cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body.

  2. Origin: maymen, mahaymen, from maheimer, mahaigner; see mayhem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maim(verb)

    to deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person on fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary

  2. Maim(verb)

    to mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair

  3. Maim

    the privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary

  4. Maim

    the privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem

  5. Origin: [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maim

    mām, n. a bruise: an injury: a lameness: the loss of any essential part.—v.t. to bruise: to disfigure: to injure: to lame or cripple: to render defective.—n. Maim′edness, the state of being maimed or injured. [O. Fr. mehaing, a bruise.]

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Anagrams for maim »

  1. I'mma

  2. imam

  3. Imma


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maim in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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